Two factions of the Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party have disagreed over the strategy to resolve the crisis rocking the party in the state following their different presentations before the Resolution Committee of the party.
Our correspondent learnt on Monday that while the party Elders’ Forum expressed confidence in the Chief Ebenezer Alabi-led executive, the faction loyal to Prof Olu Agbi insisted that there was no executive in the state.
In its position before the Mr. Toye Olofintuyi-led Reconciliation Committee set up by the party in the South-West to reconcile the warring factions, the Elders’ Forum said the group loyal to Agbi must publicly renounce its support for Governor Olusegun Mimiko before its members could be absorbed into the party.
The forum, which said the Agbi faction must withdraw the “frivolous case” it was pursuing against the executive of the party, also indicted Senator Bode Olajumoke, Chief Segun Adegoke and Agbi for supporting the Labour Party during the 2012 governorship election in the state.
The forum said the Agbi faction supported Mimiko for second term on the assumption that the party’s candidate, Chief Olusola Oke, could not win the election and that they had issues with Dr. Olusegun Agagu over the marginalisation in the party.
It added, “The PDP Ondo State Elders Forum has critically reviewed the issues raised and the actions of the so-called faction and considered them as mere fallacies and anti-party at its peak.”
But the faction loyal to Agbi, in its position, said the party had no executive which it could relate with as the court of competent jurisdiction had dissolved the Alabi-led committee.
The group, in its position paper presented by Adegoke, said a new caretaker committee comprising the two factions needed to be constituted to run the affairs of the party for either three or six months.